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RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter

RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter

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An adapter makes mismatched tow bars and brackets compatible so you can use your RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling tow bar with Blue Ox base plates. Check serial number for compatibility. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster accessories and parts part number RM-031-5 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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An adapter makes mismatched tow bars and brackets compatible so you can use your RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling tow bar with Blue Ox base plates. Check serial number for compatibility.


Features:

  • Adapts your Roadmaster tow bar for use with a Blue Ox base plate
    • Works with Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain tow bar with serial number above 16,500
    • Works with RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling tow bars with serial numbers above 14,501
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty


031-5 RoadMaster Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bar (14,501 and Above) or Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain (16,500 and Above) to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter





Video of RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for RoadMaster Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter Review

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today we're gonna be checking out the Roadmaster tow bar adapter ends. So these are gonna allow you to take your Roadmaster tow bar and pair it up with your Blue Ox baseplate. So what these adapters are going to allow you to do, and we see this quite often actually, is take your existing, or even new, Road Master tow bar and change the ends out to allow you to hook up to your Blue Ox baseplate. And like I said, we see it quite often. A lot of people will, you know, be experienced flat towers and have a Roadmaster tow bar that they really like and they wanna hold onto it.

Definitely understandable. It's a fairly large expense. But they end up getting another, or new vehicle to tow and went with the Blue Ox baseplate. That's the one they liked better. The only one that was available at the time or whatever the case may be.

So, you know, obviously that's gonna create an issue, right If the tow bar end doesn't match up with your baseplate you can't connect the two together. So this provides a solution without having to get a whole entire new tow bar or settle for a baseplate that you really don't like, or aren't too crazy about. So, the ends will simply just swap out, you know. There will be a bolt that you have to take out and little bit of work there, but I mean it's definitely doable and, you can take these and the pin and clip and line it right back up and be able to make that connection there. So these particular adapters are gonna work with a few of the Roadmaster tow bars, a lot of the common ones.

So if you have the Roadmaster Nighthawk, the Roadmaster Sterling, or the Black Hawk 2 All Terrain, these are going to be compatible with that. I do wanna mention though, check the serial number on your tow bar, because that does make a difference if these are gonna work or not, cause I'm assuming at some point they made a small change to the tow bar and that's why it's a good idea to check the serial number. So, just keep that in mind. As far as the functionality of it and the quality of construction, I mean, it's what you would expect from Roadmaster. They make really good products.

These things line up perfectly. They look nice and they have a good finish to 'em. And like I said, it's what you would expect. It looks like a high quality piece that you know is gonna work. Something I do wanna mention is people ask quite a bit about locking pins and things of that nature. And so if you're someone that wants to lock everything together, you can always replace these with some locking pins and that'll keep it secure. And really, regardless of the situation, nowadays a lot of these adapters are available. So let's say if it was the other way around, let's say if you had a Roadmaster baseplate and a Blue Ox tow bar and you're trying to pair the two together, there's adapters available for them as well. That'll kind of work the same way and allow everything to be compatible. So it's really convenient. I'm glad to see that these manufacturers, you know, realize that people, you know, use different brands of parts together and they want everything to work together. So, I'm glad to see that they put a lot of these out there and make it a little more convenient for people, you know. So at the end of the day, if you're someone with a Roadmaster tow bar that wants to hook up to a Blue Ox baseplate, a simple solution is available and save you a few bucks and some time as opposed to having to buy a whole new tow bar or completely change out your baseplate. And that'll finish up our look at of our Roadmaster tow bar adapters ends for Blue Ox baseplates..


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RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter - RM-031-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (42 Customer Reviews)

An adapter makes mismatched tow bars and brackets compatible so you can use your RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling tow bar with Blue Ox base plates. Check serial number for compatibility.

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I received my brackets on time as promised and just what I needed to tow my Jeep, I haven't made a trip but have installed the brackets, I have included a photo.
Thanks for doing a great job!


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The brackets work great, I have made numerous trips and no problems.
Tommy W - 09/24/2018


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Blue ox is not as strong as Roadmaster.



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This item is of excellent quality and installation was a easy task. Everything fit perfect. Super fast shipping.



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Works great as expected.



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Items arrived after backlog at the factory. A few days delay. Followed well written instructions and installed the adapters with no problems. Thanks Etrailer.



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Great service Joanne did a great job putting the order together and made sure the item was in stock. Said two days to ship and with travel time the order would be here by the 10th. Received evening of the 3rd installed on the 4th.

Thanks



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These worked as intended and made the conversion to Roadmaster Tow Bar a breeze. Very sturdy and a bit heavy.



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I Needed an adapter between Blue Ox Base Plate and Roadmaster Tow Bar. Sam at etrailer identified the correct part. Shipping was as advertised and the Adapter was correct. This is the second time I've used etrailer and have been very satisfied. It has become my go-to internet provider for my RV needs. I recommend them based on my experience.



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Parts arrived quickly, though the items were a bit pricey, they fit as expected



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Merci excellent service l’article est comme il l’on décri merci



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Very noce product, showed up quivk



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Roadmaster Sterling to Blue Ox bracket adapters are well made and fit my tow bar perfectly. Etrailer is the place to go for towing equipment, their prices and customer service can't be beat.


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Have used adapters several times without problems. Very pleased with performance and wear.
Gordon C - 02/18/2018


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Allowed adaptation Of Blue Ox brackets installed on 2015 Ford Fusion Energy(Plug in Hybrid) to function using my existing Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar, saving the cost of a new system!


Comments
Talk about timing! Your e-mail comes just as I am ordering two new Tabs BX 62-3468 for my Sterling to Blue Ox Tow Assembly. The current tabs are bending and threatening to disengage from their sockets. Rather disconcerting, on reading some reviews others have had some types of failures of the tabs necessitating replacement. Other than some tight turn circumstances I have not had catastrophic stress placed on my system. My answer will be NOT to make tight turns! I appreciate your services and am pleased by your one year follow up. I remain your faithful customer.
Glenn - 02/10/2018


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While I was traveling my tow bar decided to die it's a roadmaster so replaced it with a roadmaster hadto change the ends with the old ones as I needed to keep traveling so ordered these new ones nice fit good and know I'll get years of towing out of them and easy to change out since I did it once was easy the second time around good price an etrailer was on the ball with shipping as I'm on my way again thanks etrailer


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Working good no problems
Linda D - 06/10/2018


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needed to adapt my roadmaster towbar to blue ox baseplate. This item filled the bill and fit perfectly. Would be 5 stars if a little less expensive.


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I have towed vehicle several thousand miles and have had no problems with this product.
Gary N - 06/08/2017


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Fit Perfect...



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exact fit for my Roadmaster Sterling tow bar.



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The tow bar bracket adapters are very sturdy and fit properly between the Roadmaster tow bar and the Blue Ox base plate. Would be nice if the tow bar would come with the brackets instead of the crossbar, and having to purchase them separately.



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Product is new and as expected. Pricing was the best I could find on the internet. Not expected was the FAST delivery service and excellent communication for tracking my order. Thanks


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Perfect, as advertised....
Richard L - 10/31/2016


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Adapters to use a road master towbar with a blue ox base Plate. Very high quality easy install much better design than the blue ox baseplate and easier to connect to your vehicle.



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Exactly as I expected!



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The RM 031-5 adapters did convert our existing Roadmaster Sterling tow bar to connect to our 2019 Ford Fusion Energi with its Blue Ox Base Plate, required because Roadmaster has yet (Dec 2018) to offer a base plate for the new 2019 Fusion Hybrids. Lacey of etrailer was very helpful in getting us the correct adapter after a different supplier had foolishly sent as a Roadmaster Hitch Lock (No. 315) that they had illustrated with the wrong photo, i.e. that of the 031-5 adater on their web page. Go Figure... Thank you Lacey for saving our up coming trip.



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Upgraded to RoadMaster towbar and performance has been outstanding. Fast and easy to connect and disconnect without the binding issues.



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Just what you need to convert a Roadmaster Sterling towbar to a Blue? Ox spec baseplate.



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Bought just so a Roadmaster tow bar will work with a Blueox, no issues works good.


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  • Finding the Serial Number on a Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar to Use Adapter for Blue Ox base Plates
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster about how to find the serial number to get the proper adapter to use with the Blue Ox base plates. You will need to spread the 2 arms apart on the tow bar and then look for the sticker where the two arms come together. That is where you should find the serial number. For serial numbers above 16,501 you will need adapter # RM-031-5 that you have referenced. For serial numbers up to 16,500 you will need adapter # RM-031.
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  • Adapters to Use Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar with Blue Ox Base Plate Kit
    Yes, the Roadmaster Sterling tow bar can be adapted to fit with Blue Ox base plate kits. The adapter needed does depend on the serial number of the Sterling. If the tow bar's serial number is 16,500 or less use # RM-031. If the serial number is higher use # RM-031-5.
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    The serial number of your Sterling tow bar being 607,928 would indicate that the # RM-031-5 would work with it and would be the correct fit. The # RM-031 is for the older version like you mentioned.
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